How to create a Live Raizo VM with persistence

Overview In this blog, I’m going to cover how to create a Live Raizo VM, with persistence. So what is Live Raizo? according to https://sourceforge.net/projects/live-raizo/, “Live Raizo is a live distribution based on Debian, to experiment with system administration on simulated networks and real devices”. GNS3 is the GUI (Graphical User Interface) included with Live…


How to add a directory to the Windows path variable

Overview In this blog we’ll be covering how to add a directory to the Windows path variable. Windows uses the path variable as a pointer to the directories it needs to search when looking for programs. A program for a Windows computer is simply a set of instructions compiled into an executable file identified with…


Securing WordPress with 2-factor authentication

Overview In this blog, we’ll cover securing WordPress with 2-factor authentication. That is, adding an additional security step when you log-in to your website WordPress admin page. I’m going to use a plugin called Wordfence. It has 3+ million active installations (according to WordPress), and is one of the most widely used WordPress firewalls and…


Creating a certificate signing request

Overview This post is going to cover the process of creating a certificate signing request in a few simple ways, and why you might want to. If you have a blog or website, you’ll want to have any data protected from prying eyes by encrypting the contents with Transport Layer Security (TLS). To achieve that…


Connecting a laptop to an external monitor.

Overview Of course, being fairly techie, I couldn’t actually live without a laptop. There’s hardly a day goes by without me using one for something. When I’m at work, everything I do requires a laptop, apart from going to the coffee machine, and lunch. When I’m in the office they supply me with a docking…


How to make your WordPress website GDPR Cookie compliant

Overview The following How–To guide covers the steps required to make a WordPress website GDPR cookie compliant, or at least go some way to addressing the issue. GDPR is the EU General Data Protection Regulation framework and is somewhat complex, so I’ll say for the moment go and google it but  I liked both of…


Adding a WordPress Website to Google Analytics

Overview The following How to guide covers adding a WordPress website to an existing Google Analytics account. Once the website has been added to Google Analytics, we add the GA Google Analytics plugin to the WordPress site. There are other ways for WordPress to interact with Google Analytics, but I chose the GA Google Analytics…